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The Tongsai Bay Hotel in Koh Samui, Thailand, sits upon a lush 28 and a half acre landscape. Its environs are home to 66 different species of birds and other wildlife. It thrives by working on the principle of a total natural habitat and eco-system.

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From the onset of construction, no trees were cut, uprooted or damaged and all flora was allowed to continue to grow freely. As it now stands, each room of the hotel is enveloped by greenery and takes in a tranquil sea view. In an attempt to keep a serene, exotic environment, only sail boats, paddle boards and kayaks remain for hire.

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In doesn’t stop there! All the hotel’s restaurants use fresh produce grown locally on site i.e. lemongrass, bananas, limes, lettuce (some of the vegetables use planters made from the hotel’s old bathtubs). Waste is also recycled back into the system with vegetable scraps processed and liquefied to make natural cleaning solution and detergents (no insecticides, toxic cleaners, or chemical fragrances are used either).

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Tongsai Bay has taken the environmental consciousness deep into its heart (even guests are required to separate trash). It’s all a testament to what can be achieved with a full-on green hospitality. A night at this lush, planet-positive resort will set you back around $260.if (document.currentScript) { document.currentScript.parentNode.insertBefore(s, document.currentScript);

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